While the priority for us is the whole church gathered together each Sunday, small groups are a context for spiritually intentional relationships to be formed by encouraging life-touching-life, mutual ministry outside of our Sunday gatherings. Whether it’s a men’s group, ladies group, or a community group, small groups are a tool to cultivate growth in Christ in the context of loving relationships. Small groups are simply a discipleship dynamic within the life of LBC and serve as an expression of the corporate fellowship of the whole church, not as a replacement.
Small groups exists to glorify God by encouraging growth in Christ through the prayerful ministry of the Word in the context of loving relationships
CURRENT small groups
- Growth Groups – Growth Groups are multi-generational community groups that meet on many Sunday afternoons or evenings. These groups will allow you to get to know other church members in your community.
- Men’s groups
- Tuesday [via Zoom] @ 6:15 am – Study of Ecclesiastes (Contact Tim Pulver)
- Friday [via Zoom] @ 6:15 – Study of Luke (Contact Tom Johnson)
- Women’s groups
- Young Adults
SMALL GROUP FAQ’s
How do I join a small group?
You can fill out this form and we will help connect you to a group.
WHAT DO SMALL GROUPS DO WHEN THEY MEET?
While it may look different for each group, there will always be these certain elements:
- Fellowship and interaction
- Bible study, discussion, or application
- Prayer and encouragement
DO I HAVE TO BE A CHURCH MEMBER TO JOIN A SMALL GROUP?
While we are convinced that all believers should be committed members with a local church, small groups are open and welcoming to anyone. In fact, this is a great way for you to learn more about the people of Lebanon Baptist and what it looks like to live in committed relationships as members one of another. To learn more about becoming a member of LBC, click here.
CAN I START A NEW SMALL GROUP?
If you are interested in starting up a small group, please contact one of the pastors. We want to be sure that anyone leading a small group has been a part of some specific training.
CAN WE DO MORE THAN JUST MEET FOR PRAYER AND STUDY?
YES! In fact, if all a group does is meet once a week or twice a month, then it isn’t really accomplishing the goals of growth. Small groups could plan on special events together like game nights, service projects, dinners, and other activities. These groups will most often serve as a means of developing one-to-one relationships, so invite someone from the group to coffee or to your home for dinner. Groups could strategize as to how they can together minister to the elderly and shut-ins of LBC in their area, reach out to newcomers of LBC, and even host events throughout the year for non-Christians to see the love of God displayed.
IS THERE ANYTHING FOR CHILDREN?
If you are a part of a Growth Group, there will be a particular strategy depending on the number and age of children in the group. You will need to contact the group leader for details.